Twisted Audio Podcast #39 – OkuliPosted: Monday, September 1st, 2014
OKULI is the collaborative Drum & Bass/Neurofunk project of two Melbourne based producers Angus Green and Schwarr.
Lockjaw – Heavy Handed
Okuli – Event Horizon
Phace – Freedom of Filth
Okuli – Untitled
Safire – Homeland
June Miller – Walls of jericho (Enei Remix)
Okuli – Holographic
Enei – Moving Fast (June Miller Remix)
Okuli – Countdown
Qoft – Killcode feat. Nuclear MC
Nosia – Oh Oh
Silent Code – Powerslide
Okuli – Untitled feat. Mustard Tiger
Jade – Audio Hypnosis VIP
Billain – Boogie
Okuli – Source Code
Mefjus – Distantia
Okuli – The Shadow
Okuli – Error
Zombie Cats & Mefjus – Must Eat
Critical Records tour featuring Kasra, Enei and MefjusPosted: Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Inhibit & Twisted Audio in conjunction with Critical Music proudly presents
Saturday September 13th
LaDiDa – 577 Little Bourke St
Conceived by D&B visionary Kasra back in 2002, in a front room in north London, the Critical Music name has since blossomed into one of the most successful independent record labels in the UK today.
Grown from a simple idea driven by a commitment to putting out the best music the scene has to offer, it has now become one of the most well respected electronic dance music labels in the UK. Nurturing new talent and releasing some of the freshest breaks and beats from the likes of Enei, Foreign Concept, Break, Rockwell, Sabre, Stray, Cyantific, Marcus Intalex, S.P.Y, Calibre, Total Science and many more, it has gone on to build a loyal following around the world driven on by Kasra’s never ending quest to release quality underground bass music.
Since his first forays into drum & bass
as a burgeoning young DJ, there’s no doubt in 2011 that Kasra has made an indelible mark on the scene, a mark that continues to grow ever-stronger as his Critical Music empire prospers.
Conceived back in 2002 in a front room in north London, the label has grown from a simple idea driven by a commitment to putting out the best music the scene has to offer; it has now become one of the most well respected underground dance music labels in the UK. Nurturing new talent and releasing some of the freshest breaks and beats from the likes of Break, Rockwell, Breakage, Cyantific, Marcus Intalex, S.P.Y, Calibre, Total Science and many more, it has gone on to build a loyal following around the world driven on by Kasra’s never ending quest to release quality underground bass music.
As Critical’s figurehead the demand for Kasra’s DJ’ing skills has escalated to the point of a schedule that sees him playing regularly every weekend throughout the UK and rest of the world. Vienna, Budapest, Shanghai, Beijing, Miami, Berlin and of course his beloved London are just a few of the places that have beared witness to the Critical sound and the list just keeps getting longer. Quite a feat these days for someone who’s not yet really taken the production bull by the horns.
Though this could be about to change as Kasra’s back in the studio readying his own takes on the Critical sound; a collaboration with S.P.Y. is already complete and due for a May 2011 release date as well as solo productions gradually working their way into the sets of the great and the good of the dnb community.
Not content with a release schedule bursting with future classics and his own rigorous DJ’ing schedule continually on the up, the label even now boasts its own residency at one of the worlds best electronic music venues , Fabric, where it can regularly be seen smashing up the place with an always superstar cast of DJing elite from D&B and beyond. So now as heads turn and eyes look forward to the rest of 2011 it seems this could be the tipping point for Kasra both as a DJ and a label head of one of the most inspiring imprints in dance music today. The Critical age is only just beginning.
Hailing from St. Petersburg in Russia it was way back in 2003 that a young Alexey Egorchenkov first got the taste for the musical drug Drum & Bass. Like many others before him he became hooked, dabbling with his own production and DJing soon after. Taking the artist name Enei his career began to blossom giving him star status in his beloved Russia and far but it wasn’t until 2007 that things really began to escalate.
During this year Enei earned his first official release on the Dutch label Fokuz but it was the first of many as others began to drop on other imprints such as Blu Saphir, Cyanide and Citrus throughout 2008 and 2009. Whilst his productions and profile began to take shape a certain eagle-eyed label boss, renowned for his supreme A&R’ing, was keeping close tabs on him; it wasn’t long before the phone call was made and Kasra secured the first Enei release for Critical Music at the end of 2010. The rest as they say, is history.
Releasing the Andy C favourite ‘Cracker’, ‘One Chance’ and the much lauded ‘Stone Head EP’, Enei’s Critical discography is relatively short but seeing the sheer talent within Kasra signed him exclusively for the label in 2011. It was Enei’s biggest year and to top it off he came away the ‘Best Newcomer Producer’ accolade at the end of year Drum & Bass Arena Awards.
As we enter 2012 things are only getting better for Russia’s number 1 producer/DJ; his debut album is complete and scheduled for early summer whilst a slew of remix work continues to pour in. With his music supported by Goldie, London Elektricity, Bailey, DJ Hype, Andy C, Kasra and many more, and an ever increasing DJ’ing schedule, you can guarantee this is merely the start of it as one of the most exciting of the new producers generation in electronic music today continues to make his way.
Mefjus is a new producer hailing from Austria who’s name has been amassing quite a following amongst the drum & bass hierarchy of late. Amongst a plethora of other young Austrian artists, Mefjus is the one that stands out and for good reason; his brand of jaw-dropping, proper tech-infused beats and bass is like no other and now as he teams up with Critical he looks set to hit the worldwide stage.
In the studio Mefjus combines a deft touch with astute technical skills, creating the kind of hard hitting tracks that have made it into the sets of the great and the good of drum and bass including, Andy C, Friction, Phace , Rockwell and more.
Having signed tracks to labels such as Neosignal and more it was the ears of renowned Critical label boss Kasra that cottoned on early to secure Mefjus as a fully fledged member of the Critical Music squad.
Twisted Audio Podcast #38 – JChauPosted: Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Stray – Award Tour
>> Kai – Duel Identity
Anile – Depths
Xtrah – No Good
Minor Rain – Heckler
>> Mauoq, Kolectiv & Dexta – Orange Roots
Jam Thieves – Godzilla
>> Enei – Cracker (Jubei remix)
Halogenix – Ambia
Alix Perez – Exemption
Mefjus – Cignalz
Enei ft Riya – No Fear
Kasra – DFM
Enei ft DRS – Goliath
Chroma – Intermission
Klax – Vendetta
DLR & Safire – Medusa
Ivy Lab – Baby Grey
Roygreen & Protone – Folded
Jubei – Gateway
Shiver – Crossover
Spectrasoul – The Tube VIP
>> Halogenix ft Zoe Klinck – Too Good
Enei – Woodrunner
Xtrah – Directive
Break & DLR – New Design
Friction & Ktee – Set it off (Icicle Remix)
Mefjus & Makism – Struggle & Pain ft Maksim
Rido – Focus
Mefjus & Kasra – Cypher
Enei & Kasra – So real (Mefjus remix)
Ivy Lab – Brat
Adam F – Metropolis
Monkee & Lickweed play Organic Audio @ La Di DaPosted: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Mixed Messages – Addictech records – Whomp Music – join forces to feature some of Australia’s very best talent. – A MASSIVE AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND LINEUP CONSISTING OF PRODUCERS / LIVE ACTS / DJS / VISUAL AND DECOR
19th of July @ LA DI DA (577 Little Bourke St. CBD)
Australian electronic music scene is organically growing and there has always been an underground community that has captivated the imaginations of ravers throughout all parts of the music scene. From bush doofs, to clubs, secret sites, lounge room floors.. Some genres, artists and events will mark there moments in history, where as others will simply fade with memories replaced by better weekends.
For the more experienced party goers or the young listening sprouts, the producers and community that we surround ourselves with, much like the brilliant minds that occupy the dance floors, continues to consist of a community that live and love to share art, music, expression, experiences and memories together.
This shapes a culture and path we are all dedicated too in one way or another each sharing the ride through our own unique experiences.
For most of the artists on this bill, it has been or is close to a decade in the making which has shaped the performers they are today.
Whether it be playing on Australia’s outdoor festival stages, such as Rainbow Serpents, Subsonic and Strawberry Fields or overseas festivals like Burning man, Shambala and Fusion.
These local sounds featured at Organic Audio have resonated globally to the electronic music community at large.
Overseas promoters make room for Australian talent, as they take our unique and outdoor influenced sounds to the dancefloors you want to play, dance and be heard at.
In cold winter months back home when not all of us can flee to the overseas summer fun, its good to know here in Melbourne their is always some to be had..
Where local artists, much like the culture we all contribute too through the human expression of dance is always THRIVING!!
Come and hear why, gather with the tribe…
hosted by Mixed Messages – Addictech Records and Whomp.
Closer Apart (live)
Muska (EP Release “Bushtechno” Addictech records)
Shem & Monkee
PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON OUR ORGANIC AUDIO PAGE FOR MUSIC LINKS AND ARTIST PROFILES.
Twisted Audio Podcast #37 – FendiPosted: Monday, June 30th, 2014
The latest Twisted Audio podcast brought to you by Fendi.
Fendi – ID [Abducted LTD]
Rene Lavice – Style Biters [RAM]
DC Breaks – Swag [RAM]
ID – ID (Fendi Remix) [Cymbalism]
The Prototypes – Pale Blue Dot [Viper]
Showtek, Justin Prime – Cannonball (Earthquake) ft. Matthew Koma (Matrix & Futurebound Remix) [Viper]
ShockOne – Laserbeam ft. Metrik & Kyza [Viper]
Birdy Nam Nam – Goin’ In (Skrillex Goin’ Hard Mix) (Fendi VIP) [OWSLA]*
Camo & Krooked – Feel Your Pulse (Mind Vortex Remix) [Viper]
Sub Focus – Timewarp [RAM]
Matrix & Futurebound – Magnetic Eyes (Smooth Remix) [Viper]
Tantrum Desire – Guided Rhythm [Technique]
DC Breaks – Gambino [RAM]
Chase & Status – No Problem [MTA]
Fendi – ID [Unsigned]
Mob Tactics – Lifer [C4C]
Flosstradamus vs Bauuer – Roll Up (Fendi Roller Edit) [Fools Gold]*
Rockwell – Sick Of It All [Shogun]
State Of Mind – U Control Me [Blackout]
Fendi – Landside [Cymbalism]
Mind Vortex – Gravity [RAM]
ShockOne – Crucify Me ft. Phetsta [Viper]
Delta Heavy – Space Time [RAM]
Wilkinson – Take You Higher [RAM]
Duelle & Cirro – Your Addiction (Fendi Remix) [Capital Boom]
Brookes Brothers – Crackdown (ShockOne Remix [Viper]
Metrik, Futurebound – Brave New World [Viper]
Kove – Gone [Program]
Fendi – ID [Unsigned]
Gran Calavera, Fendi – Domino [Abducted LTD]
Fourward – Countdown ft. Kyza [Shogun]
Chris Lake – Helium ft. Jareth (Rene Lavice Remix) [Ultra]
Moody Good – Hotplate ft. Kyntro (Prolix Remix) [MTA]
Delta Heavy – Apollo [RAM]
Zeds Dead – Demons (Fendi 174 Mix) [Mad Decent]
Twisted Audio residents play the Decade of Viper tourPosted: Friday, June 27th, 2014
Inhibit in conjunction with Viper Recordings proudly present…
DECADE OF VIPER RECORDINGS
>> MELBOURNE SHOW <<
MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND (UK)
BROOKES BROTHERS (UK)
THE PROTOTYPES (UK)
+ special guest ROCKWELL (UK, Shogun Audio)
Hosted by MC FELON (UK)
Ekko & Sidetrack (Perth)
Fendi & Break-fast
Viper Recordings’ “Decade World Tour” is coming down under to celebrate 10 years of releasing fresh, forward thinking music. After selling out shows across the UK and Europe, now the biggest heavy-hitters that the mighty imprint has to offer are touching down in Adelaide, Sydney, Perth & Melbourne this July for what is surely the biggest drum & bass club tour of Australia this year!
Saturday July 26th
The Hi-Fi – 125 Swanston St, Melbourne
9:00pm – 5:00am
Tickets from tickets.thehifi.com.au
Limited early birds on sale now for only $25+bf
Sitting at the top of the bill are bass music power-house duo and Viper boss “Matrix & Futurebound”. After smashing up the Australian festival circuit in 2013 as part of the Stereosonic Tour, the pair has once again risen to new heights with the release of their biggest hit to date, ‘Control” (feat. Max Marshall). With huge support on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Capital FM, Minstry of Sound Radio and XFM, ‘Control’ cracked the UK Top 10 and charted #7 in the singles chart and #2 in the Dance charts – a level of success matched only by a select few in the Drum & Bass world. Staying true to their roots, they also dropped their own club mix of ‘Control’ with their techy ‘S.T.F.U. Mix’. A throwback to the early days of the partnership. Matrix & Futurebound proved without a doubt that they could achieve both high chart positions, while still maintaining heavy support in the clubs.
One of the most respected partnerships in drum & bass the “Brookes Brothers” are no strangers to Australia, with 5 previous sell-out tours under their belt. Known for their unique, soul and disco infused beats, the Brookes Brothers are one of the genres most accomplished production teams. In late 2012, the legendary duo signed exclusively to Viper and in August 2013 released ‘Carry Me On’ (feat. Chrom3) to high acclaim, being selected as Zane Lowe’s “hottest record in the world”, as well as making the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra playlist and hitting #7 on the UK Independent Charts. With a new album in the works for 2014 the most exciting chapter so far for the Brookes Brothers is about to emerge.
Brighton-based producers and DJs “The Prototypes” have exploded onto the scene over the past few years and there’s been no looking back for the duo and their polished brand of dancefloor-destroying drum & bass. Having made their debut in 2010 The Prototypes quickly became one of the most hotly-tipped production duos in the scene and have since built a reputation for putting out instant dancefloor weapons and consistently smashing any and all remixes. Entering into the next chapter of their careers, The Prototypes have now signed with Viper Recordings and released their first album single “Pale Blue Dot/Lights’ in February 2014. With their debut album to be released in 2014 the future has never been brighter for one of the most exciting production outfits in recent years.
Completing this all-star line-up is featured special guest “Rockwell” aka Thomas Green. Signed exclusively to Friction’s Shogun Audio imprint, he is without question one of the most original and talented producers to come out of the drum & bass scene in recent times. His productions are painstakingly constructed, beautifully arranged and thoughtfully mastered. Each track offers unique textures seldom heard in electronic music – let alone drum & bass – and his signature sound is one of the few that works just as well in the living room as in the club. As a DJ Rockwell has built a reputation for his eclectic sets, with crowds never knowing what he’s going to pull out of his bag next he has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting DJs in dance music.